Puglia’s history, infused by Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Norman civilizations, is evident throughout the region’s sights, culture, food and wine

Go for this: Visiting Lecce, known as the ”Florence of the South,” and Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage town known for its iconic trulli
But try this: Take a tour of an olive oil mill in the Salento region with centuries-old olive trees
Favorite hotels: Borgo Egnazia (Fasano), La Sommità (Ostuni)
Favorite guest experience: Dining in one of Polignano a Mare’s stellar seafood restaurants, particularly Grotta Palazzese
Foods: Taralli, orecchiette with broccoli di rape, pizzette
Wine: Primitivo di Manduria, Negroamaro
Best time to visit: April-October